Our goal is to foster a positive work environment by providing guidance and assistance to employees and managers in administering Augusta University's policies and procedures.

Augusta University is committed to and practices equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment.  Augusta University is committed to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons without regards to: age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam War Era Veteran. Through doing so, we remain dedicated to promoting a cohesive, effective, and high performing work environment while remaining focused on the Mission, Vision and Values of Augusta University.

Employee Relations is available to provide general or specific training, guidance, and advice on work matters related to equal employment opportunity, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA accommodations), performance management, policies and procedures, the disciplinary process, supervisory skills, or departmental specific needs. We will assist in resolving a variety of workplace concerns such as work environment issues, conduct expectations, communication problems, policy interpretation, or any other general guidance related to employment at Augusta University. We also provide information on Alternative Dispute Resolutionand Grievance procedures. 

Employee Relations is here for YOU! HR professionals are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to speak with you confidentially about individual or organizational needs. 

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Our Staff

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Dena Pickett

  • Director, Employee Relations & Organizational Development


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Steve Goldberg

  • Affirmative Action/EEO Officer


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Antionette Lewis

  • Employee Relations/ ADA Specialist



ADA Accommodations

Process and procedures to request reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities


Alternative Dispute Resolution

Informal mediation to assist disputing parties with reaching a mutually acceptable agreement.


Religious Accommodations

Process and procedure to request reasonable religious accommodation for employees.


Performance Evaluations

Process & training for conducting yearly staff and executive leadership employee evaluations



Topics include discharge, warnings, suspension, performance improvement, and more 


Work Rules

Progressive discipline is the process we subscribe to and the work rules apply to all employees


File A Complaint

Report Allegations of EEO Discrimination